Sunday, May 31, 2009

This Needs to be Clarified..

My opinion on Judge Sotomayor has been fairly neutral so far but if the Repubs roll over and confirm her without asking how she'd interpret the Second Amendment maybe the party itself should roll over. To wit:
Just six months after Heller, however, Sotomayor issued an opinion in Maloney v. Cuomo that the protections of the Second Amendment do not apply to the states, and that if your city or state wants to ban all guns, then they have the right to disarm you. Such an opinion seems to fly directly in the face of Heller, exposing Sotomayor as an anti-gun radical who will affirm full-on gun prohibitions and believes that you have no right to own a firearm, even for the most basic right of defending your family in your own home.
But one might say, 'Heller still protects individuals from having their entire right to own a firearm stripped away', which sounds correct, as long as the Heller ruling still stands. Obama has tip-toed around this issue in the past, giving the impression he's not coming after firearms...
“Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress,’
But would he need votes in Congress if the SCOTUS rules that local and state governments right to control guns trumps the Bill of Rights? Most major cities are run by Democrat mayors/city councils I'd gather, but is that even possible? This may be overblown right wing paranoia but let's see her grilled on the gun issue just a bit, to see how and where she comes down.

2 comments:

Debbie said...

Republicans must grill her on everything, her racial preferences as well as her qualifications to be a Supreme Court Judge, her past rulings, the rulings that were returned, those that might come before her, everything should be on the table. So what if we cannot block her, we can sure reveal her true nature.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

A.C. McCloud said...

Heard Rush today and he nailed it. They are flaming him for his 'racist' comment without denying she said it. Gibbs even said she used a poor choice of words. Gee, does that mean she should have hidden it better or didn't really mean it?

Too bad the press didn't think to ask. Hopefully Graham or a few others will.